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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Barney Frank, Prop 8 and a rant

Is Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) missing out on his chance for a California beach wedding?
(h/t Dale)

Yes 

The Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal put same sex marriage on hold.

Homosexual activists, Proposition 8 proponents, welcomed a federal appeals court decision Aug. 16 to stay U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's recent ruling invalidating the 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment declaring that only marriage between a man and woman is recognized in California.

Lawyers for Proposition 8 had filed court papers the morning of Aug. 16 asking the U.S. Nonth Circuit Court of Appeals to put a hold on Judge Walker's Aug. 4 decision in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger (challenge to Prop. 8) case, which would have paved the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California this week. The Ninth Circuit Court's three-judge panel said the court would hear the Proposition 8 challenge the week of Dec. 6.

The case could have wide-reaching ramifications for other state laws restricting same-sex marriages. Thirty states have constitutional bans on same-sex marriage similar to California's and while the Ninth Circuit Court decision, wherever it falls, would not have to be taken as binding precedent in other circuits, it could influence similar challenges elsewhere.

So the question of just how sick our society really is -- awaits the court's decision, that will likely be appealed to the Supreme Court.

And, moving on to Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), character counts, though there are those who would put him forward as the poster child for character NOT counting (see artist's rendering above). An individual can be fairly judged on lifestyle. However, he needs to be voted from office for other reasons that are more pressing. Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are largely to blame for the economic crisis now facing this nation. They used the CRA to force banks into lending money to people who were unable to handle the mortgages banks gave them. This resulted in large scale default which had a domino effect on Wall Street. In Frank's position on the Finance Committee, beginning in 2006, he pronounced them "sound" - and on the whole mortgage and lending practices issue, one can trace that all the way back to Carter.

7 comments:

  1. Frankly, I don't give a concrete structure reinforced with metal that holds back the waters of life, about these scumbags.

    I have had to watch for over 20 some years people tap into their retirement accounts to buy a home. The government said it was okay so it must be the correct thing to do. Yep they had to pay income taxes and a 10% early withdrawl federal tax penalty to grab a piece of the American dream. Butt Barney and Chris Dudd said it would all be okay, so when it got tough folks had to come back to prevent foreclosure on their dreams. Another wack job and tax job to their retirement funds.

    Now all hell breaks loose and they have depleted their Profit Sharing Accounts, FourOOneK Plans, Personal IRA's and then they lose their jobs and they lose their American Dream homes.

    Their homes and their cozy retirements are Gone With The Winds of a government that cannot even govern themselves.

    Rhettorically speaking of course.

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  2. Farney Bank (sic) stood in front of congress and insisted that Fannie and Freddie were fine and shouldn't be interfered with. For that alone he should be fired.

    And I find it odd that citizens are not allowed to amend their own Constitution. Very odd.

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  3. Opus #6, the rule is that Democrats and Socialists can modify the law to suit the present whim, and conservatives who are interested in preserving have no say in the matter.

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  4. Farney Bank (cool Opie) is as dumb as a box of rocks. He was never any kind of an economist, and the only business experience he ever had was to help run an illegal gay brothel out his home. This man is trying to run the nations banks.

    I heard (I believe on Rush) he is now condemning Fannie-Mea and Freddy-Mac as being incompetent and saying they should be dissolved. Maybe that way he can hide his and Dodds dealings with the two incompetent institutions.

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  5. I harbored the thought that AIDS would take Barney before he could do THAT much damage, but found only disappointment. Sort of like obama and the sickle cell.

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  6. No matter how screwed up Massachusetts is (I know, they kept sending Ted Kennedy to the Senate), I can't imagine how anyone voted for Barney (not the purple dinosaur) Frank. It has to be like the people who voted for Alvin Greene in South Carolina.

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